Bruce’s contract is perfect for what the Phillies are looking to add.
Bruce is only due $13 million in 2017, with just one year left under contract.
This fits the Phillies mold to a tee.
He wouldn’t hurt the payroll, he’d provide everyday value, he’s not (likely) holding up any prospects, and he wouldn’t be tying your hands (although, anything could happen) at the end of his deal.
Think of the Jeremy Hellickson situation for a prime example of how this would benefit the Phils.
It’s a win-win.